Roman Kemp says he’s usually mistaken for being a member of the family of the infamous – and murderous – Kray twins.
The 27-year-old Radio DJ and former I’m A Celeb contestant additionally mentioned cab drivers have been identified to make odd reference to the legendary East Finish gangsters, Ronnie and Reggie Kray.
Roman’s 58-year-old father, Martin Kemp, and his 60-year-old uncle, Gary Kemp, portrayed the Kray twins within the 1990 movie The Krays which dramatised the life and crimes of the London gangsters.
The affiliation with the infamous gang leaders seems to have made some taxi drivers to imagine that the International FM star is one way or the other a gangster himself.
Talking on Jessie Ware’s Desk Manners podcast, Roman defined: “I’ve had cab drivers take me residence and be like, ‘Don’t fear about paying’.
“And I’m like, ‘Why?’
“And so they say, ‘The Krays and that. I used to be pals with Reg and Ronnie, it’s all good’.
“Individuals assume my dad and uncle are one way or the other associated to them.”
Ronnie Kray died in jail following a coronary heart assault and aged 61 on 17 March 1995, whereas brother Reggie died on 1 October 2000 – eight weeks after being launched from jail on compassionate grounds attributable to struggling bladder most cancers.
Each males had been sentenced to life behind bars in 1969 after being convicted of organised crime within the East Finish of London within the ‘50s and ‘60s.
The fearsome duo had been concerned in homicide, armed theft, arson, safety rackets and assaults and had been heads of a gang on the time often called The Agency.
However the pair had been additionally glamorised as celebrities within the ‘60s as they rubbed shoulders with Hollywood stars.
Brothers Martin and Gary Kemp have been members of synth-pop band Spandau Ballet because the late 1970s.